Parables, and Miracles of Christ
Miracles of Christ
WHAT testimony did the chief priests and Pharisees bear concerning Christ's
"Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and
said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles." John
2. By what did Peter, on the day of Pentecost, say that
had been approved by God?
of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God
among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by Him in
the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know." Acts 2:22.
3. By what
means did Christ claim to cast out devils?
I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of
God is come upon you." Luke 11:20. Matt. 12:28 says "by the Spirit
NOTE.-Under the third plague in
Egypt,-that of turning the dust into lice,-the magicians, failing to duplicate it, said to Pharaoh, "This
finger of God." Ex. 8:18,19.
4. Upon what
ground did Nicodemus rest his belief that Christ was a teacher from God?
we know that Thou art a teacher come from God:
for no man
can do these miracles that Thou doest, except God be with him." John
5. After the
healing of the blind man, upon what charge did some of the Pharisees seek
to prove that Christ was not of God?
"Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because
He keepeth not the Sabbath day." John 9:16, first part.
was a false charge. Christ did keep the Sabbath, but not according
to the Pharisees' idea of Sabbath-keeping. See reading on "Christ
and the Sabbath," in Chapter 95 of this book.
question did others raise in opposition to this view?
How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was
a division among them." Same verse, John 9:16 last part.
was the result of Christ's working miracles at His first Passover?
when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast-day, many
believed in His name, when they saw the miracles which He did." John
question did the performing of these miracles lead many to ask?
many of the people believed on Him, and said, When Christ cometh, will
He do more miracles than these which this man hath done"' John
9. Why were
many attracted to Christ?
"A great multitude followed Him, because
they saw His miracles which He did on them that were diseased." John
miracle is the display of divine or superhuman power in some unusual
or extraordinary manner; hence its nature to attract attention. Christ
fed the five thousand with the multiplied loaves and fishes, and all men
wondered. Every day God feeds millions of humanity with the multiplied
fruits of the earth, and no one marvels. Christ, by a shortened process,
changed water into wine, and everybody was astonished; but every year
God does this in the usual way-through the vine-in almost limitless
quantities, and no one is astonished. A divine miracle, therefore,
whenever performed, is wrought to heal and to save, and to call attention
to the source of divine power.
did the people say when they saw these things?
hath done all things well: He maketh both the deaf to hear, and the
dumb to speak." Mark 7:37.
kinds of disease and sickness did Jesus cure?
Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and
preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness
and all manner of disease among the people." "Great multitudes
followed Him, and He healed them all." Matt. 4:23; 12:15.
12. Who were
brought to Him for healing?
they brought unto Him all sick people that were taken with divers
diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and
those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and
He healed them." Matt. 4:24.
13. To the
woman who had been healed by touching His garment, what did Christ say
made her whole?
faith hath made thee whole." Matt. 9:22.
14. What did
He say to the two blind men as He healed them?
"According to your faith be it unto you." Verse 29.
another whose sight He had restored, what did Christ say?
"Thy faith hath saved thee." Luke 18:42.
did not Christ work many miracles in His own country?
did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief." Matt.
lesson did Christ design to teach in healing the man sick of
"But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to
forgive sins, (He said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee,
Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house." Luke 5:24.
NOTE.-By His miracles, therefore,
Christ designed to teach faith in the power of God not only to restore
the body, but to heal the soul.
effect did Christ's miracles have upon the individuals restored, and the
people who witnessed them?
"And immediately he received his sight, and
followed Him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise
unto God." "And
all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that
were done by Him." Luke 18:43; 13:17
What message did Christ send to John the Baptist while John was in prison,
to strengthen his wavering faith?
show John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind
receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the
deaf hear; the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached
to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in
Me." Matt. 11:4-6.
20. In what
miracle did Christ bring to a climax His works on earth?
when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come
forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with
grave-clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith
unto them, Loose him, and let him go." John 11:43,44.
21. What was
the result of this great. miracle?
of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus
did, believed on Him." Verse 45.
of the interest which this miracle created in Him, what did the Pharisees
the world is gone after Him." John 12:19.
23. What did
Jesus present to the people as a basis of confidence in Him?
"If I do
not the works of My Father, believe Me not. But if I do, though ye believe
not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that
the Father is in Me, and I in Him." "Believe Me that I am in the
Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works'
sake." John 10:37,38; 14:11.
24. Did Jesus
ever make use of ordinary means in performing His miracles?
had thus spoken, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and
He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said unto
him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation,
Sent). He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing." John
9:6,7. See also Mark 7:33-35; 8:23-25; 2 Kings 5:1-14.
25. Why were
the miracles of Christ recorded by the inspired writers?
many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which
are not written in this book: but these are written, that ye might
believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye
might have life through His name." John 20:30,31.
Recorded in only one Gospel
Two blind men
healed - Matt. 9:27-31
A dumb demoniac healed - Matt. 9:32,33
Piece of money in mouth of
fish - Matt. 17:24-27
Deaf and dumb
man healed - Mark 7:31-37
A blind man healed - Mark 8:22-26
through throng unseen - Luke 4:28-31
Draft of fishes - Luke 5:1-11
widow's son - Luke 7:11-17
Healing woman with infirmity - Luke 13:11-17
with dropsy - Luke 11:1-6
lepers - Luke 17:11-19
Healing ear of Malchus - Luke 22:50,51
into wine - John 2:1-11
nobleman's son - John 4:46-54
Healing impotent man - John 5:1-16
Healing man born
blind - John 9
Lazarus - John 11:1-46
Draft of fishes - John 21:1-11
in two Gospels
Healing centurion's servant - Matt 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-10
demoniac healed - Matt. 12:22-30, Luke 11:14-26
Healing Syrophenician maiden - Matt. 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30
Feeding the four thousand - Matt. 15:32-39, Mark 8:1-9
fig-tree - Matt. 21:17-22, Mark 11:12-14
synagogue healed - Mark 1:23-28, Luke 4:33-37
Recorded in three Gospels
leper - Matt. 8:2,3, Mark 1:40-42, Luke 5:12,13
Healing Peter's mother-in-law - Matt. 8:14,15, Mark 1:30,31, Luke 4:38,39
Stilling the storm - Matt. 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25
devils cast out - Matt. 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-37
Healing man sick of palsy - Matt. 9:1-8, Mark 2:3-12, Luke 5:18-26
Healing woman with issue - Matt. 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48
Jairus's daughter - Matt. 9:18-26, Mark 5:22-43, Luke 8:41-56
Healing man's withered hand - Matt. 12:10-13, Mark 3:1-5, Luke 6:6-10
the sea - Matt. 14:22-33, Mark 6:48-51, John 6:16-21
Curing demoniac child - Matt. 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:38-42
Curing blind Bartimaeus - Matt. 20:30-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43
Recorded in four Gospels
five thousand - Matt. 14:15-21, Mark 6:35-44, Luke 9:12-17,
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